Official United Nations figures claim that 2.5 billion people lack access to adequate sanitation. But new research from the University of North Carolina puts the total at more than 4.1 billion people.
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An inadequate water supply system has left Congo’s capital Kinshasa with fierce water shortages despite its proximity to the Congo River, IPS News reported. Cleanup began Monday in Gatineau, Quebec, for hundreds of people forced to evacuate after heavy rains flooded the area, UPI reported, citing Canadian weather experts. Water projects are slipping down the […]
World Health Organization and UNICEF has found that the world is on track to surpass the Millennium Development Goal for drinking water access, but will fall short by one billion people for sanitation if current trends continue.
Sarina Prabasi is the CEO of WaterAid America, part of the international organization WaterAid working to improve access to safe water, sanitation, and hygiene. She talks with Circle of Blue about the Sustainable Development subgoal to achieve universal and equitable sanitation access.
Elynn Walter is the sustainability director at WASH Advocates, a Washington, D.C.-based initiative that aims to increase awareness of the global water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) challenge and solutions, and to increase the amount and effectiveness of resources devoted to those solutions throughout the developing world. She talks with Circle of Blue about the Sustainable Development subgoal to achieve universal drinking water access.
Giulio Boccaletti is the global managing director for water at The Nature Conservancy. He talks with Circle of Blue about the Sustainable Development subgoal to protect and restore water-related ecosystems and how it represents a shift in thinking about how to provide communities with safe water. In a series of Q&As with water experts, Circle […]
For the first time, international leaders meeting in New York City this weekend will consider a dedicated goal for water.
Water fits a new global development agenda.
Report is first to track higher standards set by the UN’s sustainable development goals. By Brett Walton, Circle of Blue Some 2.1 billion people lack water at home that is free of bacterial contamination and is available when needed, according to a World Health Organization/UNICEF report that sets a baseline against which the world will […]
The Global Rundown A report from global health organizations highlights the lack of safe water and sanitation at health centers. Rivers in a Vietnam province are down 80 percent due to drought, while California considers stricter water conservation measures today. Alberta, Canada introduced stricter regulations to protect water from oil sands development, and scientists found […]
The Global Rundown Oil spills may be sickening communities in Peru’s Amazon. Guyana and Cambodia are getting international funding to improve water access and sanitation, while researchers say better data is needed to pursue water development goals at the global scale. Tap water shortages are forcing a Malawi city to turn to unprotected water sources, […]